Thursday, July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008 - Day 6

A little peek-a-boo under the dock with PopPop Dirk!!

This year Braden made friends with the twin boys 2 houses down. They spent time playing together throughout the week - then they asked him to go tubing with them! They had a great time - this HUGE tube was great for the 3 of them!!! Their family has been in their house on the lake for as long as Chris's family has - so we're pretty sure that we will see them from year to year as the boys grow older!!

July 30, 2008 - Day 5

We made our trip out to the DockSide resturant tonight for some food and drinks! It was a great night to dine outside by the water! Here's a few pics from the end of the dock!

Then we headed home and headed out on our nightly boat ride. One of Braden's favorite things about Michigan!

I caught this gorgeous sunset before we started the *talking fire* tonight...breathtaking!
Notice how there is *two* of Braden o the kid just won't stand still :) This was the most usable pic - the rest he looked like a ghost running around the fire :) He didn't last too long though before he curled up on Daddy's lap and passed out! He has absolutely no problem sleeping up here - the outdoors will do that to you ;)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 29, 2008 - Day 4

Cool dude and Aunt KT on the boat *trying* to go to breakfast this morning. It seems that someone has been *driving* the boat too much and we had a dead battery! But no fear, PopPop got it charged up and it was working fine by the afternoon!!

July 28, 2008 - Day 3

One of his favorite places in the world!

Monday, July 28, 2008

July 27, 2008 - Day 2

Fun day on the beach! He found his Jet Ski in the storage room and had to get it out again this year!

I wonder why we even bother to get him dressed at all? Every day - usually twice a day this is where he ends up - in all his clothes and usually shoes...what a water baby!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

July 26, 2008 - Day 1 of Heaven ;)

We arrived safe and sound at around 8:30am to beautiful Torch Lake, Michigan! It took all of 20 minutes before Braden was in the lake...fully and all! He "had to get the rocks" he threw in the lake...sure!

Braden thought Daddy should get a little wet too!

Then after a day of fun - we went for the first boat ride of the year! Braden was so excited!

July 25, 2008

We left tonight about 9:30pm for our family trip to Michigan! Braden was all ready to go!

Friday, July 25, 2008

July 24, 2008

I was upstairs on a conference call tonight and this is what I found downstairs when I got off the phone! My poor sleepy boys! Too cute!

July 23, 2008

Cookie making time! Braden made this almost completely on his own! He was so proud, and they were darn yummy!

July 22, 2008

Braden received this package in the mail today from his friend the Mickster down south! He sent Braden all kinds of clothes and shoes - Thanks so much!! I think that someone had a few $0.41 stamps and some Christmas tape to use up :)

July 21, 2008

Just enjoying a little wine while playing on the computer!!

July 20, 2008

Trying to warm up after a swim in the pool!

July 19, 2008

I was at Jill's new house tonight enjoying dinner and some wine when this wicked storm came rolling over the corn fields! It was some of the craziest lightning I'd seen in a LONG time!

July 18, 2008

Full Service Car Wash anyone??

June 17, 2008

Braden found this binky when I was cleaning out drawers in the kitchen - awww, memories :)

(That is the exact same binky - look how big it used to be :) )

July 16, 2008 you you think a boy lives here?

July 15. 2008

well they might kill me for this when they are teenagers :) but they were cute playing in the hallway! Gavin has been coming at 6 am this week while his mom works a different schedule - so we spend most of the morning in our jammies :)

July 14, 2008

Seeing Red!

July 13, 2008

Our towns carnival came to town! Braden had a blast again this year. We did an all-you-can-ride bracelet this year - and he made it worth our while! It was a perfect day for it too!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

July 12, 2008

Moving Day
The neighborhood men helped Jill and Brooks move all the big stuff today. They don't *officially* move in until Thursday, but after today, only the beds were left!

This pic is for Kate - see even in the strangest places, you're on my thoughts! Love ya girl!

July 11, 2008

Tonight we had a neighborhood Taco & Margarita party! It was a bittersweet good time because it was a going away party for our good friends Jill, Brooks and Gavin! They are only moving 5 miles away - but we're still sad! Gavin will still be coming to my house at least twice a week when Jill goes to work so the boys will still get to play and I know that Jill and I are going to have to find some mommy time too! We love you guys and we're going to miss you!

Frying the tacos - YUMMY!
4 of us had worn the same shade of blue! (Not sure what Steph and I found so funny!)
Me, Jill and Kahala
Best Buds!
Gonna miss ya girl!

July 10, 2008

Just a fun summer day in the neighbors backyard!

Look at the monkey climbing up the slide! He loved it!